1840 NCO Officers Sword

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

(USD) $169.95

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Product Code: 6384

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Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War

On a mission to replace the out of date 1832 foot artillery sword which more closely resembled a European cruciform hilt short sword. After US Ordnance Department field-testing this french design was selected and was issued to NCOs ranked sergeant and above. Unlike the the new m1840 cavalry sabers these swords had blunt edged straight blades and were used as stabbing or thrusting sword. This was the main weapon of standard bearers but remained secondary for infantry NCOs. These swords had a long service life being used for 70 years by US serviceman in a time spanning over the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War. This modal represents the post 1868 modals as the originals were issued with leather scabbards and the later came with steel scabbards like the one included with this sword.

Made for Thrusting

This sword has been forged like the originals with a single broad #fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. This increases the rigidity and reduces weight while maintaining the ability to deliver a powerful thrust. The single edge is left blunt as the originals but can be sharpened if you wanted to use this sword for it's very capable slashing ability as well. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. pommel is global with a capstan. Grip is flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards. The 1840 NCO sword comes with a steel scabbard. This sword is hand forged by Windlass Steelcrafts.


Reliks Product ID 6384
Manufacturer SKU 500350
Available Options Sharpening Service (add to cart to select)
Blade Length 31 3/4"
Blade Material 1075 High Carbon Steel
Point of Balance 3"
Scabbard Steel
Weight 1.8 lb

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R - Verified Buyer

"Well-made and sturdy, very close to the original, once the brass age and take a patina it will look event better. In a nutshell, a very nice sword and at a fair price. --- Jacques"

K - Verified Buyer

"Well made, it’s cool to have a sword from such an interesting part of American history."

L - Verified Buyer

"I am pleased. It is an excellent weapon at a quite reasonable price. Well tempered, well balanced, it is a fine working sword and a perfect accessory for my uniform. Thank you."